Rocking Cradle

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Project by northwoodsman posted 1668 days ago 2671 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my friends 2 year old daughter for Christmas. Got the idea from fellow LJ Tilt several months back and found the plans online at Rockler. Having measured drawings was a HUGE help. Made out of hard maple and finished with 5 coats of Tung Oil Varnish. It’s hard to see in the photo’s becuase the final coat of finish is still wet, but this finish really brings out the grain and detail in the wood. I’m sure it will get many years of use. Thanks again Tilt for the idea!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#1 posted 1668 days ago

I can see why you were attracted to the design. Neat idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1668 days ago

What a great idea. And what a great build.
You have to be proud.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#3 posted 1668 days ago

Excellent design and construction. Mom will like it and baby will love it.

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#4 posted 1668 days ago

Very nice a great job,It Rocks! :-))

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1668 days ago

Beautiful work! I love the idea of the seat with the cradle! Keep posting the GREAT Work

-- Marty Ohio

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#6 posted 1668 days ago

great idea – i have two sons, grown now – but would have enjoyed this when they were little

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 1668 days ago

Great design. I have not seen that before. Great job.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#8 posted 1663 days ago

Fantastic…added to my faves…merry Christmas to a very fine woodworker!

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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#9 posted 966 days ago

My wife and I just found out that she was pregnant so we started to look for a cradle and we just love the one you made. You said you found the plans at Rockler? I was unable to find them any help would be very very much appreciated.

-- Mike "Gaslight"

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